Surfboat Section

The club has a long and proud tradition in surf boat rowing and to date are still a top 10 club in Australia over the 102 years of the National Surf life saving Championships.

In 2016/17 the club will be strong again with all crews training for the ultimate goal.

The boat section can cater for ALL members – young( to compete the min age is 16 and have your bronze and patrol hours) right up to Masters – with rowers still having a go well into their 80s.

Weekly carnivals cater for Open Men- open Women- Reserve men- Reserve Women( for the 1st time in 2016/17) Under 23 Men and women and Under 19 men and women( for the 1st time in 2016/17). The section will compete at local carnivals as well as Branch- State and National carnivals as the ultimate goal.

Training consists of rowing, running, weights for strength and power, skill sessions on brand new rowing machines as well as lots of social activities. The boat sessions are in the bay( we are the only Bate Bay club with a boat shed on the water!!!) as well as surf work with some very experienced coaches and sweeps. The serious crews are doing over 10 sessions per week while developing crews can sustain 2 sessions in the boat and “ land work” – running weights and rowing machine activities.

The section is led by Captain Pat Bourke while Nick Halliday is the section Vice Captain.

If you wish to “Have a go” and enjoy the skilful art of boat rowing please contact Pat Bourke on 0432 125 141 or email

Cronulla Surf boat section is an INCLUSIVE section of your club- come along and join the team